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AWHW
Member Since 2015
16 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I embarked the MSC Splendida in Marseille on Jan 28, which was also the Chinese New Year’s day and so there was a sizeable contingency of Chinese passengers. It was actually the last night of the itinerary when I embarked, as the ... Read more
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silver seas
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had never cruised with MSC and choose this one for price and a wedding anniversary but we were very disappointed. Embarkation went smoothly and we were allowed on the ship early due to the weather in Barcelona. The cabin was a decent ... Read more
neikirkcd
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Great value for the dollar with an interesting itinerary. Prior to departure we were given a complimentary upgrade to the exclusive yacht club. Upon arrival at the port in Barcelona, we were seated and offered champagne. After about a ... Read more
surficialcurve
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise as it fit in with our holiday dates and wanted to try cruising. The cruise travel arrangements were perfect including embarkation and disembarkation. The ship is simply lovely and we had nothing but pleasing encounters ... Read more
Cruising 2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
After reading reviews before we left I was unsure what to expect as some were very negative about the food, entertainment and the overall experience. We travelled as a family in January 2017 and found the following: The ship was ... Read more
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n.brackley
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Price point was appealing.... Oh how we regretted our decision. This is just a glorified transportation vessel /FERRY. You will stop at each port to let off and take on passengers. It does not feel like a special holiday, just like ... Read more
jtspecial
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Just returned from our 5th MSC cruise yesterday on Splendida and once again great value for money, excellent customer service, very good food and stunning spotless ship. Such contrast to the very disappointing cruise we took with P&O ... Read more
Swale
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as it fitted in with our annual vacation over the Christmas period and even though the weather was not great, we thought it would be good first-time cruise experience. Embarkation/disembarkation was fairly painless ... Read more
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Maurobin
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Pre-trip - we had to ask for the itinerary about a week before we left and then received it in Spanish. When I asked for an English copy I was told there wasn't one yet a German lady on the coach had an English copy. The coach journey ... Read more
Oak Hill Cruisers
Member Since 2009
1 review
875 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Low price attracted us to this cruise. After interior cabins sold out, we booked an outside view. After booking, we got reciprocity for our RCI diamond plus status which gave us Black Card status on MSC. We also got a 5% discount on our ... Read more
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Dax5741
Member Since 2009
1 review
29 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
First of all, my expectations were somewhat lower than for other cruises on Princess & NCL. I had read numerous reviews about MSC's notoriously bad service and was prepared to experience what these other passengers went through. ... Read more
JagDeeAb
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
When researching for an European cruise for Christmas holidays we came across this which was of quite low tariff. Having sailed in semi-luxury cruises before we were somewhat concerned about this cruise because of relatively low charges. ... Read more
CoupleUK
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
331 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We had always cruised with Royal Caribbean but were getting more and more frustrated by the dwindling service levels. Along came MSC with the amazing Status Match scheme which allowed us to take our first cruise with them and at their ... Read more
svnet
Member Since 2012
1 review
101 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We are just back from our week on MSC Splendida. In spite of being winter, we loved it and had a lovely time. The ship is huge and its beautiful and it shines from its cleanliness, we’ve been already in Poesia and Fantasia. ... Read more
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Danie Booysen
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise ever and we loved every single moment of it. I have been working in the Airline Industry for 20 years now as a Flight Attendant, so traveling is nothing new to me. I have stayed in hotels all over the world, but I ... Read more
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emmasabine
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was the second time i have been on a cruise with MSC, the first occasion was on Preziosa in September 2015. I can honestly say i was once again disappointed with the quality of the food. The food was never hot or even warm, the food ... Read more
neveragainmsc
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as it was very reasonable and the ports were appealing . Firstly the flight into Genoa was horrific the turbulence and the terrible landing dare I say by a woman pilot was the worst ever and we are seasoned ... Read more
Cipi&Pepe
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
After 3 memorable experiences on MSC’s ships was not at all a surprise that I decided to comeback. This time I was cheating on my first MSC love “Preziosa” and choose, for a 9 day trip, her sister ship ... Read more
joern
Member Since 2016
1 review
50 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we were certainly not disappointed. The ship was fantastic and all the staff were always smiling. Food was very good, all though I was surprised that they could not make a real caparchio. We had a balcony ... Read more
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gfratello
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We sailed 10/5/16 from Southampton. We were on the MSC Preziosa several years back with extended family and were overall disappointed, so we chose to check out the Yacht Club this time around. Although it wasn't cheap (I think it doubled ... Read more
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1fifthavenue
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
391 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our third cruise on MSC Splendida and our seventh MSC cruise in total, having been twice on her sister ship MSC Fantasia and also on the Lirica and Armonia. The cruise departed Southampton on 5 October, heading towards Genoa ... Read more
peteukmcr
Member Since 2005
10 reviews
9,567 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Value for money cruise, great service, friendly and helpful staff. Plush cabins with pleasant décor. The ship is stunning, spotless, with a great variety of venues to relax and enjoy. Dining is good, although we do miss the ... Read more
Leelou270
Member Since 2015
1 review
46 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Excellent & Faultless!! We booked this cruise with a group of friends [agegroup 25 - 70 English] because it included the drinks package. One couple had only cruised with NCL and we wanted them to experience different standards. ... Read more
holslover
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The price was very good with cruise nation , beautiful ship very relaxing. Easy check in best we've ever had we were on the ship in 5 minutes and were in our cabin within 20 mins . We took out the £20 per person per day drinks ... Read more
jaeb4
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for many reasons. It started in the U.K., an easy and inexpensive place to reach from the U.S., and also because we were looking for something where American's would be few and finally the price was very competitive. ... Read more
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